The Queen is being applauded for offering this incredible opportunity to young people

The Queen has had a lovely idea

The Queen
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The Queen has been applauded by royal fans for kicking off a special initiative, giving young people an incredible opportunity.

It's been announced that the Queen is on the look out for a young Brit to design an emblem to be used as part of her Platinum Jubilee next year. 

Buckingham Palace has teamed up with The V&A museum of art in London to spark a project that will allow people aged 13 to 25 to be given the opportunity to have their work be part of one of the most momentous milestones in the Queen's reign. 

In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II will mark 70 years on the throne and has already confirmed the huge news that the UK will be treated to a four-day Bank Holiday when she celebrates the big day next summer. 

News of the coveted art contest was shared on the royal family Instagram page this week, alongside stunning images of Her Majesty throughout her iconic reign. 

"If you’re a budding artist or designer aged 13 to 25, based in the UK, we’d like you to design an emblem for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee next year," the caption beside the upload explains. 

"The winning design will appear on official merchandise, big screens and extensively across our social media channels in 2022."

The Queen took the throne in 1952, aged 25, after her father, King George VI, died. 

Then in 1953 she celebrated her official coronation, with her late husband, Prince Philip, by her side.

The Queens' social media supporters were quick to flood the comment section of the announcement post with words of praise, thanking Her Majesty for the sweet project. 

"What an amazing opportunity to inspire young talents! Bravo," one penned. 

"This is a wonderful thing! I love the idea. ❤️👏," agreed another, while a third continued, "Long live the Queen, everything about her is just amazing."

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 

Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). 

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